R.B. Fitch started Fitch Creations, Inc. in 1960, and began creating Fearrington Village in 1974. Fitch Creations, Inc. continues to be a family business, run by R.B. and assisted by daughter Keebe and son Greg. Located next to the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Fearrington is set on a farm. Fitch Creations, Inc. is focused on the Village Center and real estate.
As both Fearrington’s builder and developer, Fitch Creations, Inc.’s team, from sales to design to construction, many with more than 20 years experience with the company, bring a singular focus to customer satisfaction.
Fitch Creations, Inc. also owns and manages most of the businesses in the Village Center, including The Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant, The Spa at Fearrington, McIntyre’s Books, other restaurants including The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, The Belted Goat deli, a beer garden, boutique shops (Dovecote and Haven), and a weddings and meetings business. Regardless of the business, it’s all one family business. We’re based here too.
R.B. Fitch, Developer
R.B. and his late wife, Jenny, purchased the Fearrington dairy farm in 1974 and soon started converting the farm and surrounding land into a country village. The original farm house and outbuildings now house the shops and restaurants of the village center, while over 1,200 families have homes nestled in the surrounding woodlands and fields. Learn more about R.B. Fitch.
Greg Fitch, Vice President
After working at Fearrington in high school busing tables and mowing lawns, Greg Fitch rejoined the family business in 2006. He previously built houses on Long Island’s East End. Before that, he worked in New York, most recently for Random House, Inc. After college, Greg worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush, and earned an MBA from Northwestern University.
Keebe Fitch, Secretary/Treasurer
Keebe has been a part of the family business since the early 1980s. In 1989, Keebe opened McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, and continues to manage the store. In addition to earning a B.A. in History from UNC, she received an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2003. Keebe also manages Dovecote.
Theresa Chiettini, General Manager, Village Center
Raised in a family of hoteliers, Theresa learned the intricacies of managing luxury hotels in both Europe and the Caribbean from a very early age. After earning a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida, Theresa spent several years at properties in the US and Europe including the prestigious Rafael Hotel in Munich. Theresa has been with The Fearrington House since 2000.
Laura Morgan, General Manager, Real Estate Sales and Construction
Born and raised in North Carolina, Laura never strayed far from home. She received her B.A. in English and Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and joined Fitch Creations when she graduated in 1986. Laura oversees construction and real estate and also serves as broker-in-charge.
Bobbie Gautney, Accounting Manager
Bobbie joined Fearrington in May of 1999 as a Job Cost Accountant and was promoted to Accounting Manager for all Fearrington businesses in 2001. Bobbie oversees all aspects of the accounting for Fitch Creations including preparation of financial statements, insurance procurement, and 401k Administration.
Samantha Robinson, Human Resources and Benefits Manager
Samantha joined our Accounts Receivable department in 2003 and was promoted to Human Resources and Benefits Manager in 2005. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from NC Wesleyan College in 2007. Samantha is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is an active member of the local Triangle Chapter.
Missy Fournier, Marketing Coordinator
After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012 with a double major in Journalism and Communications Missy joined the Fitch Creations team as Marketing Coordinator. She loves blogging and all things social media.